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Brandon Allen Backe

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 182 lb.

Born: April 5, 1978 in Galveston, TX
High School: Ball HS (Galveston, TX)
School: Galveston College (Galveston, TX)
Drafted
by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 18th round of the 1998 amateur draft.
Signed June 5, 1998. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 19, 2002 (Age 24.105)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2003 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/DevilRays 2002-2009

Final Game: June 18, 2009 (Age 31.074)
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2002 24 TBD AL 0 0 6.92 9 0 4 0 0 0 13.0 15 10 10 3 7 0 6 2 0 0 61 66 7.12 1.692 10.4 2.1 4.8 4.2 0.86
2003 25 TBD AL 1 1 .500 5.44 28 0 8 0 0 0 44.2 40 28 27 6 25 1 36 2 0 3 192 81 4.98 1.455 8.1 1.2 5.0 7.3 1.44
2004 26 HOU NL 5 3 .625 4.30 33 9 8 0 0 0 67.0 75 33 32 10 27 4 54 1 0 1 293 101 4.63 1.522 10.1 1.3 3.6 7.3 2.00
2005 27 HOU NL 10 8 .556 4.76 26 25 0 1 1 0 149.1 151 82 79 19 67 1 97 4 2 5 653 89 4.80 1.460 9.1 1.1 4.0 5.8 1.45
2006 28 HOU NL 3 2 .600 3.77 8 8 0 0 0 0 43.0 43 18 18 4 18 0 19 3 0 2 189 119 4.94 1.419 9.0 0.8 3.8 4.0 1.06
2007 29 HOU NL 3 1 .750 3.77 5 5 0 0 0 0 28.2 27 13 12 4 11 0 11 2 0 0 123 119 5.65 1.326 8.5 1.3 3.5 3.5 1.00
2008 30 HOU NL 9 14 .391 6.05 31 31 0 0 0 0 166.2 202 114 112 36 77 2 127 4 0 2 756 70 5.87 1.674 10.9 1.9 4.2 6.9 1.65
2009 31 HOU NL 0 0 10.38 5 1 3 0 0 0 13.0 21 15 15 5 6 1 10 0 0 2 65 41 7.94 2.077 14.5 3.5 4.2 6.9 1.67
8 Yrs 31 29 .517 5.23 145 79 23 1 1 0 525.1 574 313 305 87 238 9 360 18 2 15 2332 82 5.33 1.546 9.8 1.5 4.1 6.2 1.51
162 Game Avg. 9 9 .517 5.23 44 24 7 0 0 0 159 174 95 93 26 72 3 109 5 1 5 708 82 5.33 1.546 9.8 1.5 4.1 6.2 1.51
HOU (6 yrs) 30 28 .517 5.16 108 79 11 1 1 0 467.2 519 275 268 78 206 8 318 14 2 12 2079 83 5.31 1.550 10.0 1.5 4.0 6.1 1.54
TBD (2 yrs) 1 1 .500 5.77 37 0 12 0 0 0 57.2 55 38 37 9 32 1 42 4 0 3 253 77 5.46 1.509 8.6 1.4 5.0 6.6 1.31
NL (6 yrs) 30 28 .517 5.16 108 79 11 1 1 0 467.2 519 275 268 78 206 8 318 14 2 12 2079 83 5.31 1.550 10.0 1.5 4.0 6.1 1.54
AL (2 yrs) 1 1 .500 5.77 37 0 12 0 0 0 57.2 55 38 37 9 32 1 42 4 0 3 253 77 5.46 1.509 8.6 1.4 5.0 6.6 1.31
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2002 24 TBD AL 13.0 9 0 10 6.92 4.96 -0.05 -0.38 102.8 4.76 -3 -0.3 .1 0.1 -0.1 -2 .466 .498
2003 25 TBD AL 44.2 28 0 28 5.64 5.04 0.13 -0.38 98.7 4.48 -6 -0.5 1.1 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .480 .497
2004 26 HOU NL 67.0 33 9 33 4.43 4.74 0.20 0.01 101.6 4.62 1 0.1 .8 -0.1 0.6 7 .503 .501
2005 27 HOU NL 149.1 26 25 82 4.94 4.65 0.32 0.16 99.9 4.49 -8 -0.8 .0 -0.1 0.4 5 .470 .495 $350,000
2006 28 HOU NL 43.0 8 8 18 3.77 4.80 0.30 0.19 95.3 4.46 3 0.3 -0.0 0.7 7 .544 .502 $442,500
2007 29 HOU NL 28.2 5 5 13 4.08 4.77 -0.35 0.19 99.6 5.29 4 0.4 -0.0 0.6 6 .584 .503 $545,000
2008 30 HOU NL 166.2 31 31 114 6.16 4.65 0.09 0.19 98.8 4.69 -26 -2.5 -0.1 -1.2 -13 .420 .485 $800,000
2009 31 HOU NL 13.0 5 1 15 10.38 4.42 -0.01 -0.17 102.6 4.37 -9 -0.8 .2 0.2 -0.5 -8 .345 .495 $1,550,000
8 Seasons 525.1 145 79 313 5.36 4.72 0.16 0.09 99.4 4.62 -43 -4.0 .8 -0.2 0.4 4 .472 .495 $3,687,500
HOU (6 yrs) 467.2 108 79 275 5.29 4.68 0.17 0.14 99.4 4.62 -34 -3.2 .7 -0.1 0.7 6 .471 .495 $3,687,500
TBD (2 yrs) 57.2 37 0 38 5.93 5.02 0.09 -0.38 99.6 4.54 -9 -0.9 .8 -0.0 -0.3 -2 .477 .497

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2004 26 HOU NL NLDS W ATL 1 0 1.000 3.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 5 2 2 1 2 1 5 1 0 0 25 1.167 7.5 1.5 3.0 7.5 2.50
2004 26 HOU NL NLCS L STL 0 0 2.84 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.2 6 4 4 1 4 0 10 1 0 0 48 0.789 4.3 0.7 2.8 7.1 2.50
2005 27 HOU NL NLDS W ATL 0 0 8.44 2 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 6 5 5 1 3 0 3 1 0 1 25 1.688 10.1 1.7 5.1 5.1 1.00
2005 27 HOU NL NLCS W STL 0 0 1.59 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 2 1 1 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 21 0.882 3.2 0.0 4.8 11.1 2.33
2005 27 HOU NL WS L CHW 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 26 0.714 6.4 0.0 0.0 9.0
2 Yrs (5 Series) 1 0 1.000 2.95 7 6 0 0 0 0 36.2 24 12 12 3 12 1 32 3 0 1 145 0.982 5.9 0.7 2.9 7.9 2.67
2 NLDS 1 0 1.000 5.56 3 2 0 0 0 0 11.1 11 7 7 2 5 1 8 2 0 1 50 1.412 8.7 1.6 4.0 6.4 1.60
2 NLCS 0 0 2.45 3 3 0 0 0 0 18.1 8 5 5 1 7 0 17 1 0 0 69 0.818 3.9 0.5 3.4 8.3 2.43
1 WS 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 26 0.714 6.4 0.0 0.0 9.0

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2002 24 TBD AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2003 25 TBD AL 29 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 26 HOU NL 34 21 16 3 5 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 8 .313 .389 .500 .889 127 8 0 1 3 0 0 1
2005 27 HOU NL 28 53 45 5 10 2 2 0 6 1 0 3 12 .222 .271 .356 .626 62 16 0 0 5 0 0 1
2006 28 HOU NL 9 15 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .143 .200 .143 .343 -9 2 1 0 0 0 0 /1
2007 29 HOU NL 7 11 10 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 .400 .455 .800 1.255 216 8 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2008 30 HOU NL 32 56 47 8 13 2 0 2 3 0 0 3 18 .277 .333 .447 .780 106 21 0 1 5 0 0 1
2009 31 HOU NL 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
8 Yrs 153 158 133 22 34 5 2 4 16 1 0 10 48 .256 .317 .414 .731 90 55 1 2 13 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 167 141 23 36 5 2 4 17 1 0 11 51 .256 .317 .414 .731 90 58 1 2 14 0 0
HOU (6 yrs) 115 158 133 21 34 5 2 4 16 1 0 10 48 .256 .317 .414 .731 90 55 1 2 13 0 0
TBD (2 yrs) 38 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 115 158 133 21 34 5 2 4 16 1 0 10 48 .256 .317 .414 .731 90 55 1 2 13 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 38 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2002 24 TBD AL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2003 25 TBD AL 29 0 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2004 26 HOU NL 34 21 1 0 0 0 3 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .512 .503 0.4 0.0 4 1
2005 27 HOU NL 28 53 -1 0 0 0 7 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .522 .504 0.6 0.0 6 $350,000 1
2006 28 HOU NL 9 15 -2 -0 -0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $442,500 /1
2007 29 HOU NL 7 11 2 0 0 0 2 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .551 .502 0.4 0.0 4 $545,000 /1
2008 30 HOU NL 32 56 0 -0 0 0 8 8 0.8 0 8 0.8 .525 .505 0.8 0.0 8 $800,000 1
2009 31 HOU NL 5 2 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .507 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,550,000 /1
8 Seasons 153 158 -1 1 -0 0 23 22 2.2 0 22 2.2 .514 .502 2.2 0.0 22 $3,687,500
HOU (6 yrs) 115 158 -1 1 -0 0 23 22 2.2 0 22 2.2 .519 .503 2.2 0.0 22 $3,687,500
TBD (2 yrs) 38 0 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2004 26 HOU NL NLDS ATL W 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2004 26 HOU NL NLCS STL L 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 27 HOU NL NLDS ATL W 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 27 HOU NL NLCS STL W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 27 HOU NL WS CHW L 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (5 Series) 8 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 NLDS 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 NLCS 4 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2002 TBD AL 24 P 9 0 0 13.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.66 1.67 2 0 0% 32% 0
2003 TBD AL 25 P 28 0 0 44.2 6 3 3 0 1 1.000 1 4 1.21 0.21 .957 1.73 1.71 0 4 100% 30% 0
2004 HOU NL 26 P 33 9 0 67.0 14 4 10 0 1 1.000 1 3 1.88 0.42 .965 1.84 1.82 2 3 60% 28% 0
2005 HOU NL 27 P 26 25 1 149.1 27 8 19 0 1 1.000 -2 -3 1.63 1.04 .960 1.75 1.73 4 4 50% 29% 0
2006 HOU NL 28 P 8 8 0 43.0 14 5 9 0 1 1.000 3 14 2.93 1.75 .958 1.72 1.71 0 1 100% 28% 1
2007 HOU NL 29 P 5 5 0 28.2 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 1 8 2.51 1.60 .965 1.70 1.68 0 1 100% 25% 0
2008 HOU NL 30 P 31 31 0 166.2 33 15 17 1 2 .970 1 1 1.73 1.03 .959 1.73 1.72 4 6 60% 27% 0
2009 HOU NL 31 P 5 1 0 13.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.38 0.40 .955 1.73 1.70 1 0 0% 29% 0
8 Seasons P 145 79 1 525.1 104 37 66 1 7 .990 5 1 1.76 0.71 .960 1.74 1.74 13 19 59% 28% 1
8 Seasons TOT 145 79 1 525.1 104 37 66 1 7 .990 5 11 1.76 0.71 .960 1.74 1.74 13 19 59% 28% 1
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Shutouts s c a p y
2005 NL  1 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2008 NL  36 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2008 NL  77 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
2008 NL  14 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2008 NL  112 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2678), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1633), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 1 (2061), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1461st), 2.6 career WAR/3.0 7yr-peak WAR/2.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2005 27 Houston Astros $350,000 ?
2006 28 Houston Astros $442,500 ?
2007 29 Houston Astros $545,000 ?
2008 30 Houston Astros $800,000 ?
2009 31 Houston Astros $1,550,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,687,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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